Mimi Lemay at the Waltham Public Library

From the age of 2 1/2, Jacob, born Em, adamantly told his family he was a boy. While his mother Mimi struggled to understand and come to terms with the fact that her child may be transgender, she experienced a sense of déjà vu—the journey to uncover the source of her child’s inner turmoil unearthed ghosts from Mimi’s past and her own struggle to live an authentic life. Come hear this compelling story of one mother and one child as they navigate their journey together, at the Waltham Public Library at 7pm. 

MIMI LEMAY is an international advocate for transgender youth and the author of the viral essay "A Letter to My Son Jacob on His 5th Birthday." Lemay and her family meet regularly with legislators, business leaders, educators, and clergy to share their vision of a more equitable world. She is a member of the Parents for Transgender Equality National Council at Human Rights Campaign and holds a master's in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Event date: 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

610 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02452

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What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544965836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 12th, 2019

A mother’s memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her.

From the age of two-and-a-half, Jacob, born “Em,” adamantly told his family he was a boy.